Plantain Chips are crunchy Nigerian snacks made with either ripe or unripe plantains. Plantain Chips made with unripe plantains are bright yellow while those made with ripe plantains are deep yellow in colour. It is also known as sweet banana chips it is great and healthy for all ages. Plantain chips production is one of the easiest businesses you can start in Nigeria if you want to generate quick cash. The reasons why plantain chips production business is easy to set up is because plantain chips is a snacks widely eaten by all.
The start up capital requirement is low, and you don’t need to rent a shop to start and plantain is readily available in the country, especially in Lagos, South/Middle belt regions of Nigeria.
With an initial start up capital of around #15,000, you can generate an income of at least #10,000 per day when you are able to produce 1,000 packets of plantain chips on daily basis. You can hardly lose money if you invest in plantain chips production, starting a plantain chips business will not be a bad ideal, it is a good source of income.You can hardly lose money if you invest in plantain chips business
Plaintain (ripe and unripe)
Vegetable Oil for frying
Salt to taste
Grinded Ginger (Optional)
Grinded Garlic (Optional)
Grinded Pepper (Optional)
Wash and peel the plantain.
Slice the Plantain into a bowl of water. It is advisable to use a vegetable slicer to it will be equal, the water helps prevent the plantain slices from changing colour.
Add Salt to taste and Stir
Transfer the plantain slices to a sieve to drain the water.
Add the grinded pepper, ginger and garlic if necessary
Switch on your Gas cooker or Stove
Put your vegetable oil into a frying pan make it hot
Then start frying don't make it too brownish in colour.
You can make yours very tasty by adding some other ingredients apart form the normal chips seen on the streets, add a little ginger,galic and pepper to it, this will make your customers ask for more and it will bring a lots of turnover at the end of the month.
Start Advertising It
You can start by telling your neighbours, collegue in the office showing a sample of your chips. Print a label on ur chips with your company name it, social medias is another good place to market your business.
Have Appealing Business Name
Business Name is the name you want to give your business, it is the name you want to be known, some companies like UAC foods, Gala, Chi Limited, Cakes and Creams e.t.c are names that are popular, unique and appealing.
The Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
I would recommend that you find out what your unique selling point are and your real strength You must allow your target customers know your unique selling proposition in selling that product to them. Let them know the value in paying for the premium of your product. Coca Cola has a taste that no other beverage has in the world, and that makes it unique and sells everyday.
With the steps above I believe this would help achieving your dreams in chips production should incase you are planning to start it. I wish you all the best in your endeavours